Pokémon Cosmetic Series: Pokémon Mirrors & Point Pack Released
20.April.2019 | FASHION
In total over 470,000 items have shipped in the series. They have gained much attention online not only for their cute designs but for the considered ingredients they contain. The series has been also been sold in Japanese airports and enjoyed as a souvenir from Japan. It was even released in Taiwan this month.
Two new Pokémon have been added to the series for the newest product―Slowpoke and Mew―for a total of six Pokémon. The new items in the line-up are mirrors and the point pack.
Cute pastel colours and designs decorated the six mirrors which include Eevee, Slowpoke, Mew, Jigglypuff, Pikachu and Snorlax. Their petite 76mm size makes them compact and convenient to carry around. But don’t be put off by their small appearance as they are plenty big enough to fix your makeup on the go. The mirrors also come with a clear case meaning they won’t get dirty.
The cute designs also make them a perfect idea as a gift♡
Also released is the point pack which is sure to be a hit on social media.
The point pack includes adorable Pokémon stickers you can put on your face and body. They are made by the cosmetic brand Lovisia and contain collagen, hyaluronic acid and shea butter for beautiful skin care. They are also scented with sweet soap.
One point pack comes with 11 sheets so you can enjoy them with friends and family or hand them out at sleepovers!
Price: ¥650 (Before Tax)
Available: At variety shops in Japan
Release Date: Will begin rolling out at stores from April 13, 2019
Pokémon Point Pack
Price: ¥500 (Before Tax)
Contains: 11 mini sheets
Available: At variety shops in Japan
Release Date: Will begin rolling out at stores from April 17, 2019
Frozen 2: Make Your Makeup as Beautiful as Elsa With This Tutorial
Frozen 2 dropped its icy embrace on the world today and Disney fans are more thrilled than ever.
All of the characters in the film have their own charm, but it’s Elsa whose beauty has captivated the world over. With the release of the new film and the cold approach of winter, why not try doing your makeup like the queen of Arendelle?
Step ①: Cheeks
Fallen pink snowflakes on those sweet cheeks
Use a blueish-pink blush and apply lower than your cheekbone and on the tip of your nose. Blend in a circular motion to make the blush round. This will create a white, almost transparent glow and will uplift your cheeks.
Step ②: Eyeshadow
Bewitching purple to stand out in a snowy world
Apply a reddish-purple eyeshadow over your eyelidd. A tip is to connect the outline the inner and outer corners of your eyes with a straight line. Then add a bold and shiny purple shadow on top of that across your eyelids. Apply to your lower eyelid too beneath the pupil. If the outline of your eyeshadow has an oblong shape when you open your eye, that’s good.
Step ③: Eyeliner
Eyeliner to look like a sophisticated queen
Using a black liquid eyeliner, follow your eyeline from the inner corner to the outer corner of your eye. Extend the outer line a little and make it parallel. For your lower eyelid, use a black pencil to fill between your eyelashes.
Step ④: Lipstick
Pink lips ready to sing
Use a blueish-pink lipstick on your lips, and make sure it’s layered on nice and thick to serve that sweet aesthetic.
An elegant queen that can harness the ice and the snow
Elsa has the power to turn anything she touches into ice. If you catch a gaze of her enchanting purple eyeshadowed eyes, your heart is sure to skip a beat. If you follow these four makeup points, you too can easily look like the ice queen herself. A perfect look for dates, parties and get-togethers this winter season.
The long-awaited sequel to Disney’s blockbuster animated is finally upon us. The first Frozen film touched the entire world with its frosty beauty with both its story and music. Let It Go in particular was a worldwide phenomenon, and was an immense hit in Japan too.
Frozen 2 sees Elsa embark on a dangerous journey with Anna, Kristoff, Olaf and Sven as she discovers why she was born with magical powers, the answer to which is threatening her kingdom.
The new film’s main theme, Into The Unknown, captures the complex feelings and emotions Elsa holds as she steps forth, with all her anxieties and hopes, into a new world.
Frozen 2 Trailer Japanese Version
The first Frozen film was a widespread global hit and there’s no denying that Frozen 2 will follow in its footsteps. Get together with your family, friends or lover to watch it for the best experience.
*All cosmetics used are personal items owned by the stylist
Writer: Ai Watanabe
Photographer: Haruka Yamamoto
Makeup: 橋本 裕介
Translator: Joshua Kitosi-Isanga
Release Date: November 22, 2019
Distributed by: Walt Disney Studios/Motion Pictures
Directors: Chris Buck/Jeniffer Lee
Starring: Idina Menzel (as Elsa), Kristen Bell (as Anna)
Official Website: https://disney.co.uk/movies/frozen-2
Pikachu Meets Traditional Japan With Edo Kimekomi Doll
Mataro Doll released its new Pikachu Edo Kimekomi Ningyo doll on November 13. The doll is available in store and on the company’s website while supplies last.
Mataro Doll was established in 1919. The company is a a creator of traditional Japanese dolls and is recognised by Kamigamo Shrine as the founder and only legitimate creator of the kimekokomi ningyo doll. It drew much attention in 2018 for creating a Hatsune Miku hina doll, and is about to get another wave of interest as it has created an official Pikachu kimekokomi doll, retaining the Pokémon’s character and cuteness.
Pikachu is loved by kids and adults alike. This traditional Pikachu craft too can be enjoyed by people of all ages with its more sophisticated and high-quality appearance.
Mataro Dolls makes all of their items and wares by hand without the use of 3D printers or CAD. They studied Pikachu in great detail to create their new doll. Although the people working at Mataro Dolls are experts in their field, they explained how capturing the characteristic qualities of the character was no easy task.
Pikachu’s yellow fur features a flowery design which is typical of traditional Japanese dolls. Catch your own one of these Pikachu dolls for a combination of traditional Japan and Japanese pop culture.
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Pikachu Edo Kimekomi Ningyo
Price: ¥13,200 (Tax Included)
Set Includes: Doll/Stand/Folding Screen/Wooden Tag
*Limited quantity available while supplies last at Mataro Doll and their online store
Product Page: https://www.mataro-doll.com/products/detail/318325
6 Must-Buy Japanese Fall/Winter Cosmetic & Skincare Items – MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON
Japanese cosmetics company Shiseido has released its new fall/winter skincare and cosmetic items. With the cold weather cloaking us with its bitter chill, we risk our skin becoming dry and flaky. Plus, with Christmas and the New Year right around the corner, now is the season to dress up and look stylish for parties and get-togethers.
We have selected 6 cosmetic items at Shiseido you should ready yourself with for the increasingly cold weather.
d program Kandan Barrier Essence: Protect your skin from the temperature difference
Outside it’s cold, but indoors it’s hot. That kind of temperature difference can damage your skin, but Shiseido has developed a product to tackle the problem. Part of their d program series, this product protect the skin from drying out by maintaining moisture in your skin during cold winters. The texture is adapted to those who have sensitive skin after washing. Skincare is important during this season, so be sure yours is protected.
d program Kandan Barrier Essence – ¥3,000
Official Webpage: https://www.shiseido.co.jp/dp/
ELIXIR REFLET Balancing Oyasumi Mask: Tighten your pores and replenish moisture overnight
The ELIXIR REFLET Balancing Oyasumi Mask coats your skin in a gel that balances sebum production and tightens pores while replenishing moisture. It’s to be used 2-3 times a week and worn while you sleep, so apply it before getting into bed and enjoy waking up with gorgeous and glowing skin. It’s a simple skincare routine and a great product that can be used for beautiful skin all-year round.
ELIXIR REFLET Balancing Oyasumi Mask
Official Webpage: https://www.shiseido.co.jp/elixir/reflet/
Senka All Clear Double W Foam: Cleanse your face and remove your makeup with thick foam
Senka is a skincare brand hugely popular not only in Japan but Taiwan, South Korea, and other parts of southeast Asia. This new product is a 2-in-1 makeup remover and facial cleanser.
One push of the bottle releases a nice thick dollop of foam which you apply to your face. You don’t need any water, you can wash just with this. It’s made with rice bran oil which easily removes makeup as well as unclogs pores for thoroughly cleansed and beautiful skin. It’s a great product to use in those mornings when you’re not using makeup.
In the same series from Senka is their White Beauty Serum in Foundation, a natural-looking foundation that gives that no-makeup look. It’s packed full of beautifying components and is a great skincare option when using makeup.
This line is also easy to buy if you’re living outside of Japan, so be sure to check it out.
Sengan Senka Senka All Clear Double W Foam -open price
Junpaku Senka White Beauty Serum in Foundation -open price
Official Webpage: http://www.hada-senka.com/
Majolica Majorca Shadow Customize: Add accent to your night-out eye makeup
Majolica Majorca Shadow Customize is the perfect choice for eye shadow when you’re looking to spice up your look for a Christmas or New Year’s. It can also be used as everyday eye shadow, and contains highlight pearls and shading pearls which help to highlight your eye makeupーideal for parties. The line-up includes 19 colours, including 3 new ones: Masala Chai (reddish-brown), Cinnamon (orange), and Odo Brown (walnut). Pick your weapon of choice!
Majolica Majorca Shadow Customize: ¥500
Official Webpage: https://www.shiseido.co.jp/mj/
Integrate Nuance Eyebrow Mascara: Road to natural-looking eyebrows
Whenever you’re going to an event, you want to put some effort into your eyebrows, right? This product is the ideal choice for getting those natural-looking eyebrows. It’s a mascara but it’s powdered so doesn’t clump your brows. It comes in 5 different colours, so coordinate your brows accordingly with your outfit.
Integrate Nuance Eyebrow Mascara
Official Webpage: http://www.shiseido.co.jp/ie/
Limited Edition Frozen 2 Items: Great gift ideas
Five brands have teamed up with “Frozen 2″ to release their own Anna and Elsa-inspired cosmetic designs.
MAQuillAGE’s lipstick is shiny like snowflakes and is fun to use when putting on your makeup.
Limited Edition “Frozen 2” Designs
Official Webpage: https://www.shiseido.co.jp/cms/onlineshop/campaign/h/collaboration/
Pokémon Shirts Original Stitch Collection Gets Overhaul
Back in February, American custom shirt brand Original Stitch, which offers over one billion design customisations, launched a collaboration with the Pokémon franchise. That very same Pokémon Shirts collection has received a product overhaul
The line-up offers two options: either a shirt featuring one of the original 151 Pokémon, or a plain shirt which you can fully customise. Orders are made online and delivered to your home.
The collection is launching in the US this time around. To celebrate and help promote the collaboration, you’ll find four Pokémon Shirts designs in the Pokémon GO style shop: Snorlax, Vileplume, Lickitung, and Magikarp.
There are three styles of this short-sleeved shirts to choose from just as before: the Dress Shirt, Casual Shirt, and Relax Shirt. To ensure that each shirt matches any occasion, all the patterns for each style have been revamped.
Made to fit the body line, the dress shirt is made for the business scene. It works best as an inner to a suit or other formal dress. The shirt retains the same high level of quality as before, with the bust line and space around the arm length being altered. Its revision has made it so it caters to more people’s needs.
The casual shirt is of course made for everyday wear. The waist line has no shape and the shirt has been made more roomy to create a more overall loose fit. By wearing the shirt untucked you can create an even more stylish silhouette. The collar is also now more compact.
The relax shirt has more of a box silhouette than the casual shirt, as well as an open collar. This style is perfect for trips and travel. The body line has been made more loose and they have gotten rid of the waist line shape. The lining of the collar has been changed too, resulting in a more relaxed look.
Larger sizes have also been added to the collection including 3XL, 5XL, and 7XL. Full details can be found on the Original Stitch Support Centre page.
There are also now 10 colours to choose from, including colours from before as well as redesigned ones, meaning there’s plenty of customisable options.
Even the buttons have been improved. They are still as colourful as ever but have been made into more of a pop style to match what you’d expect from a Pokémon shirt. There are 11 colours to choose from, but for an extra ¥500 you can get one of 8 marble buttons as pictured in the lower row above.
Try designing your very own Pokémon shirt!
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Pokémon, ポケットモンスター and ポケモン are registered trademarks of Nintendo, Creatures Inc. and GAME FREAK inc.
Types: Men’s / Women’s
Styles: Dress Style / Casual Style / Relax Style
Customisable Parts: Body/Collar/Back Collar/Cuffs/Back Cuffs/Pockets
*Crest customisation no longer available in line with revamp
Price: From ¥10,000 (Does not include shipping charges)
Orders: 151 Pokémon Shirts + 10 Plain Shirts
Available Countries: Japan/Us/Hong Kong/Taiwan/Singapore/Malaysia/Philippines/India/Indonesia
Official Website/Orders: https://ja-jp.originalstitch.com/pokemon/
New Pokémon Anime OP Theme be Performed by Mafumafu and Soraru
The all-new Pokémon anime series is set to begin airing on TX Network on November 17. It has been revealed that Mafumafu, a talented creator and music producer active online, is producing the series’ new opening theme in addition to writing the lyrics, composing the song, and arranging the music.
Mafumafu is known for getting a diverse range of artists on board to sing the vocals, and this time they have paired up with Soraru to form the collaborative duo “After the Rain.”
The two artists have a big online presence, with Mafumafu having over 850 million views on YouTube and 1.6 million followers on Twitter, and Soraru having over 180 million views and 1.4 million followers. They were chosen to perform the opening theme to create that sense of partnership, like Ash and Gou, Ash and Pikachu, or Gou and Scorbunny.
The song title and release details will be announced right before the anime airs. We look forward to hearing how it ties in to and plays up to the Pokémon discography.
Charge Your iPhone With These Adorable Pokémon Cable Huggers
Gray Parka Service is releasing their fifth line of cute sleepy Pokémon cable huggers this December.
A common problem iPhone users face is their phone cable disconnecting so they can’t charge. This cable figure series was developed to tackle this issue. Leave it to your Pokémon to look after your cable while they sleep adorably.
The series so far has sold over 600,000 units (as of October 2019). The line-up this time includes Pikachu, Jigglypuff, Meowth, Chikorita, Torchic, and Piplup. They are sold in “blind boxes” meaning the Pokémon you get will be completely random.
The series has been greatly received by fans who have praised not only how cute they look, but their effectiveness too. Which one are you hoping to get?
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Pokémon Suya Suya☆On The Cable Vol.5
Release Date: December 2019 (subject to change)
Price: 1 Box – ¥556 (Before Tax)
Available: At character goods stores
Gray Parka Service Official Website: http://grayparkaservice.com/
Pokémon Cosmetic Series: Hand Cream to Protect Your Hands Catching Pokémon During the Winter
The Pokémon Cosmetic Series is the gift that keeps on giving. Trainers who missed out on catching the immensely popular Pokémon Hand Cream from last year will be happy to hear that a new line of hand creams just dropped on Thursday (September 26).
This time around, Slowpoke and Mew have joined the fray, in addition to Pikachu and Eevee returning. Their fragrance has been made even more tempting.
The cosmetic series has enjoyed incredible popularity with its diverse line-up, which has spanned face masks, lip cream, hand cream, lip gloss, point packs, mirrors, and body gel. The hand cream in particular was a huge hit amongst fans, who can delight in two new additions: Slowpoke with his cute expression, and the mysterious Mew.
Pokémon Hand Cream – ¥800 (Before Tax)
Pikachu and Eevee’s tube designs have been updated too and made even cuter than before. The four creams are a great gift to either yourself or friends.
Each bottle has a different fragrance: Pikachu’s floral pink bouquet, Eevee’s refreshing oriental lime, Slowpoke’s luxurious cherry blossom, and Mew’s soft and pure soap.
These creams aren’t just cute and for show however, they really work: moisturising your skin with their fresh texture and leaving it nice and smooth without that unwanted stickiness. Their small size makes them a super ideal thing to have in your bag alongside your Poké Balls and Pokédex during the dry weather. No Trainer should leave home without one!
aminoRESQ: The No. 1 Hair Care Brand in Four Countries Revamps Its Design & Formula
26.September.2019 | FASHION
The amino acid-blended shampoo brand aminoRESQ revamped its packaging design and improved its ingredient formula on September 25, 2019.
The hair care brand is popular not just in Japan, but around the world, and is ranked number one in four countries. It has proven a popular choice amongst models and beauty Instagrammers. Over 4 million items in the series have been sold. Up to now, other amino acid-based shampoos slacked when it came to how well it actually washed hair, but aminoRESQ solves that problem, having created a shampoo that washes thoroughly but gently.
The new and improved aminoRESQ is a rich blend of 6 amino acids and ingredients which nourish both the scalp and hair from their roots. It also contains proteins for a high-quality wash. They are absorbed well by the hair and supplement efficiently.
Their moist series of products battle against dry hair and prevent it from becoming frizzy, keeping it nice and moist.
The smooth series has a combination of amino acids, moisturising keratin, and silk for a smooth and glossy finish.
There are 20 types of amino acids spread across the series, such as serine, glycine, glutamic acid, alanine and ricin, which provide nutrition and nourishment to every point of your hair, making it strong and beautiful. If this sounds like something you’re looking for, why not give it a shot?
Official Website: http://aminoresq.com/
Catch the Pikachu and Poké Ball Doughnuts at Mister Donut This Winter
Mister Donut has announced another collaboration with Pokémon following the success of last year’s doughnut line-up. It will hold a campaign entitled “Let’s Catch Pokémon at Mister Donut!” beginning on November 15. In the run up to Christmas, the doughnut chain will sell a range of products and merchandise that both kids and adults can enjoy.
The Pikachu doughnut was such a hit last year that they are bringing it back for 2019 together with two all-new doughnuts.
Mister Donut is also teaming up with the upcoming video games Pokémon Sword and Shield, which are also releasing on November 15 on the Nintendo Switch, to bring fans a range of new doughnuts themed on the new game. Details on the products and merchandise will be announced in the near future, so stay tuned.
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Pokémon, ポケットモンスター and ポケモン are registered trademarks of Nintendo, Creatures Inc., and GAME FREAK inc.
Let’s Catch Pokémon at Mister Donut! (Japanese Title: ミスドでポケモンに会おう!)
Start Date: November 15, 2019
Mister Donut Japan Official Website: https://www.misterdonut.jp/
Cute Pikachu, Mew, Eeevee and Snorlax Blush & Powder Release in Pokémon Cosmetic Series
The next set of beauty items in the popular Pokémon Cosmetic Series has finally been revealed: the Pokémon Cheek and Pokémon Pressed Powder will be released on September 10. The line-up includes Pikachu, Eevee, Mew, and Snorlax.
Pokémon Cheek – ¥1,300 (Before Tax)
The Pokémon Cheek is a cream-type blush that spreads smoothly on your skin without any stickiness. It’s comfortable on the skin and is durable. It also contains micropearls and so gives your skin a natural shine.
It comes in four colours: Pikachu Milky Pink, Eevee Rose Pink, Snorlax Coral Pink, and finally Mew Pearl White which brightens your natural skin tone. The blush comes as a stick and so is ncie and easy to apply and carry around.
Pokémon Pressed Powder – ¥1,500 (Before Tax)
The pressed powder comes with its very own powder puff featuring a cute original design. The powder is mixed with minerals that are gentle on the skin as well as collagen. It leaves your face looking smooth and natural without any unwanted shiny patches.
Pick from four different colours: Pikachu Pink which brightens natural skin colour, Eevee Mint which elevates transparency, Snorlax Yellow which conceals blemished, and Mew Purple which brings out transparency and shimmer.
When out there in the wild catching Pokémon, why not look good at the same time? Be sure to check out the Pokémon Cosmetic Series, and stay tuned for any new products that are released.
Pokémon Cosmetic Series – Pokémon Cheek / Pokémon Pressed Powder
Release Date: September 10, 2019
Available: Pokémon Center, ITS’DEMO, Tokyu Hands, Village Vanguard, and elsewhere
Official Website: https://lovisia.jp/pokemon/
Help Me Choose! Japan’s Trending Makeup #3: Autumn & Winter Cosmetics
“Help Me Choose!” is the first ever featured article series where I, Yuri “Yurippa” Suganuma, feature as the writer, model and director.
I’ve been conservative with my eyeliner when doing my makeup recently, instead wanting to go for a more effortless style to convey my eyes. I’ve also been having more fun with eyeshadow, and I’ve wanted to make my lips the centerpiece of my makeup, so I’ve been making additions and subtractions which has slowly led to a more grown-up look.
So, for my recommended autumn/winter cosmetics this time around I’ll be focusing on eyeshadow, lips, and cheeks. These are items I’ve been interested in and am buying. Here’s my review.
THREE Dimensional Vision Eye Palette 03 – ¥7,020 (Tax Included)
This palette features four colours, none of which you will ignore. The colours also have different textures including pearl, matte powder, and cream.
①For the whole eyelid
②For the undereye
③Adds gradation to the double eyelid
④Adds accent to the inner corner
I tried playing around a bit! Although I added colour and glitter to the inner corners of my eyes I’m all about it.
According to THREE, this is the order you should put these items on:
1. Add the ② cream eyeshadow to your whole eyelid
2.Add the ③ colour as a base around the edge of your ueye
3.Layer ① on your whole eyelid
4.Finish with ④ as a highlighter
Using the cream eyeshadow as a base brings out the orange to make it look even better!
Part of the fun of this eye palette is how easily arranged it all is. The colours in this palette in particular are extremely popular.
RMK Stone Blossom Brush 03 – ¥3,456 (Tax Included)
The thin powder blends softly into your cheeks. It gives gentle colouring while still bringing your whole face to life, making it an indispensable item. And terracotta looks good on anyone.
And how about combining it with this?
RMK Stone Blossom Lips 05 – ¥3,780 (Tax Included)
This lipstick is a smooth cream type. The orange hype is just beginning. It has a slightly deep colour and gives off a casual grown-up vibe. It also has moisturizing ingredients in it making it great for winter when your lips dry up.
By the way, this collection was inspired by the stony beaches of Málaga in Spain. The items are limited-edition so get your hands on them ASAP.
(New Colour) Rouge Allure Velvet Extreme 130 – ¥4,536 (Tax Included)
From my always-favourite Rouge Allure Velvet series comes a new colour and a limited-edition colour from CHANEL! At first glance, No. 130 looks like a deep red, but when you put it on it also has a slight purple tinge to it, serving up a wine colour.
The deep burgundy makes you look like a lady and is sure to captivate. If you’re a girl who loves autumn/winter collections then you won’t be able to resist the colour of this one!
(Limited Edition Colour) Rouge Allure Velvet Extreme 128 – ¥4,536 (Tax Included)
Orange beige. Beige lipstick has yet to become a thing around the world, but this colour isn’t overly plain and even works on myself! The beige has a subtle, healthy orange in it. Another stylish colour from CHANEL.
Another thing I like is how the case is matte (normally in the Velvet series it’s glossy). Autumn/winter vibes, I’m all about it!
GUERLAIN Glitter Eyeliner 02 KAKI & 03 BURGUNDY – ¥5,508 Each (Tax Included)
This glittery liquid eyeliner gleams and looks just as it does when applied to yourself. It gives your eyes a beautiful impact, and both of this colours are good taste.
SHIRO Ginger Lipstick 9I08 Vintage Brown – ¥4,320 (Tax Included)
SHIRO have released their very first lipstick collection. The vintage brown has a deep, elegant look to it. SHIRO really are amazing. They’ve become a brand I just can’t let go. Everyone who sees this colour says it’s cute. I especially want to recommend this one to those of you who are beginners to orange and browns. It’s a really stylish one.
Incidentally, the brand actually changed its logo to commemorate its 10th anniversary, from “shiro” to “SHIRO.”
“Do you have anything a little more natural?”
▶︎THE PUBLIC ORGANIC
THE PUBLIC ORGANIC Essential Oil Colour Lipstick Noble Orange – ¥700 (Tax Included)
This organic cosmetic item is 100% natural. It’s made with the skin in mind to ensure it’s good to it. It also has a nice roughness to it like when taking your makeup off with soap. This terracotta orange adds just a touch of colour so as to make full use of the lips’ natural colour.
This lipstick was originally released as a limited-edition item last year and blew up on social media, but they are set to bring it back as a regular item this year on September 25.
ーYurippa’s Closing Commentsー
In the end, I end up going for deep coloured lips and burgundy eyes every autumn and winter, but with these items they’re not just simply deep reds or browns. When you apply them they have a faint orange or purple in them. I think that was the original intention of those brands. I love little devilish things like that, and so I recognize to the fun of cosmetics year by year.
I’m actually really into the new eyeshadow from TOMFORD, but I wasn’t able to get ahold of it by the photoshoot so I had to leave it out this time, TOMFORD’s eyeshadow is amazing too!
I’m a girl who loves autumn and winter, so I’m looking forward to the coming seasons. I want to use lots of different coloured items and become an even more beautiful woman―more than in summer and more than I am now!
Writer / Model Yuri Suganuma
Photographer / Haruka Yamamoto
Yuri Suganuma is a model with a high fashion sense that has been picked up by various magazines. She receives much love and support from girls of the same generation as her to whom she is known by her nickname “Yurippa.” She has a huge influence across her social media. Recently, she has stepped into other fields outside of modelling, such as appearing in TV shoots and in music videos. She is skilled in make-up and involved in the development of cosmetics.
Japanese Cosmetic Picture Book #2: Brightening Oil & Beauty Essence by AGILE COSMETICS PROJECT
Japan is home to an abundance of top-class, high quality cosmetic items. Knowledge about these cosmetics is slowly becoming widespread outside the country, with travellers stuffing their suitcases with everything they can to take back home with them.
Our featured series Japanese Cosmetic Picture Book is all about us here in the MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON team recommending products to you, our readers, that are made in Japan and that we use ourselves. Look forward to learning about the latest in cosmetics from the land of the rising sun.
Left: Clock G.e.n.e / Right: White Oil
The products we are taking a look at today are the White Oil and Clock G.e.n.e by AGILE COSMETICS PROJECT. The White Oil is an indispensable partner for the summer season while the Clock G.e.n.e is an essence that conditions the skin throughout the day.
AGILE COSMETICS PROJECT is a Japanese skincare brand that launched in November last year. They use completely natural ingredients in their products that are safe and good for your skin. What’s characteristic about them however is that they update their products based on the demands of customers. To make products that their customer base will want to continue using, they focus on how an item feels on the skin, the functionality of its visual aspect, and its palatability amongst other things, all while making speedy improvements.
Has there ever been another brand that has listened to the desires of its users?
White Oil – ¥6,400 (Before Tax/Free Shipping) / Repeat Purchase – ¥5,500 (Before Tax/Free Shipping)
The White Oil is a two-layer product and so is to be shaken first before being used. Mixing two separate layers makes it easier for the oil to come together, down to the smallest corners of the outer layer. Ensure you mix it well before use.
When applied to your skin, it has a smooth texture despite being oil and does not become sticky. It feels very comfortable and natural on the skin and never becomes sticky even after applying, all while ensuring it stays moist. Since it’s fairly smooth it means you can use it in summer and before you put on any makeup.
It’s a personal favourite of mine. It makes a skincare routine super simple: after applying skin lotion you use the oil and you’re done. It even comes in a stylish bottle and has a pleasant herb fragrance. I also have sensitive skin, so the fact that it’s free from petroleum-based oils, mineral oil, parabens, UV absorption, and synthetic colouring is a huge plus.
I have used it for a week so I can’t feel any change to my skin tone yet, but it has been incredible for keeping my skin in good condition. There are a lot of people on social media who have used it and have said that their skin tone has become brighter, so I will wait and continue using it!
Clock G.e.n.e – ¥7,000 (Before Tax/Free Shipping)
The second product to showcase is Clock G.e.n.e which was developed to create and maintain a “daily rhythm” in your skin. This liquid essence will treat one’s tired skin, whether it be from your body clock being off, stress or the like. It adds moisture to the skin throughout the day and also protects it from damage and repairs at night.
It comes in a pipette-type bottle. It is added to your skin after applying moisturiser and makes it super soft. This too is made from 98% natural ingredients and is free from silicon, parabens, mineral oil, synthetic fragrances, and synthetic colouring, meaning people with sensitive skin can use it freely without worry.
If you use skin lotion, Clock G.e.n.e and White Oil in that order, your skin is going to feel completely different the next year. When you start using these items, people are going to complement how smooth your skin looks, so for me the effects are outstanding.
Even now, with the high level of satisfaction people have with these two products, the company are continuing to update them based on feedback buyers can give via the QR code that is coupled with the products. I feel strongly AGILE COSMETIC PROJECT’s desire to create products that they want consumers to continue using means that they are making good products. Both items are sold online, but the first production batch for Clock G.e.n.e is currently sold out. They are set to release more in the near future, so be sure to peruse their website.
Writer: Sayuri Mizuno (MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON)
Translator: Joshua Kitosi-Isanga
AGILE COSMETICS PROJECT
Official Website: https://a-c-p.tokyo